For a week in May, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award winning poet and author, Joseph Coelho on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. This event will be Joseph’s first tour with Scottish Book Trust and will see him visiting schools all over West Lothian, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire.
To celebrate Joseph’s tour, we are giving away a free copy of his poetry book A Year of Nature Poems, written by Joseph and illustrated by Kelly Louise Judd, the collection of poems explores nature in all twelve months of the year from January through to December.
To be in with a chance of winning your own signed copy of A Year of Nature Poems simply answer the question below:
Who is well known for their love of nature and protecting the planet, voicing many documentaries exploring a variety of animal and plant life cycles across the globe?
- David Jason
- David Tennant
- David Attenborough
Closing date is 12pm Wednesday 15 May 2019. To enter, please add your answer as a comment below along with your name, who you would like the book to be dedicated to and email address.
Born and raised in London, it never occurred to Joseph growing up, that one day he would become a writer. But no matter where his career took him, he was always writing in the background. After discovering a performance poetry course at Battersea Arts Centre Joseph began to write poems. In 2015 Joseph won the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award (CLiPPA) for his poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules. Joseph’s poetry explores areas from family life and childhood experiences to loneliness and bullying, using his work to prove that poetry is not “boring”.
On the Bookshelf
If All The World Were
This poetry book, along with it’s beautiful illustrations explores the topic of the death of a beloved family member and how it is seen at a young age, following the life of a little girl and how she copes when her grandfather dies. Powerfully written by poet, Joseph Coelho it enables the concept of death and dying to be openly introduced and discussed with children in a positive way.
A Year of Nature Poems
This insightful and inspiring collection of poetry from Joseph Coelho, beautifully explores how nature unfolds and changes throughout the year, aided by the intricate art of Kelly Louise Judd. From looking into how animals behave and survive through the seasons to the life cycles of trees and plants. Everything that we see and surround ourselves with outdoors is poetically pondered and recorded for all to share.